Waxahachie Independent School District
|Waxahachie Independent School District|
United States of America
|Type||Public, Independent school district|
|Motto||"Excellence in Education"|
|Grades||Prekindergarden - 12th grade|
|Superintendent||Dr. Bonny Cain|
|Governing agency||Texas Education Agency|
|Students and staff|
The Waxahachie Independent School District is a public school district located in Waxahachie, Texas, a suburban community serving as the county seat for Ellis County which adjoins Dallas County to the north. Waxahachie ISD is a district of approximately 8,500 students  structured in seventeen campuses: 10 elementary school campuses, 3 junior high campuses, 3 high school campuses and 1 alternative learning campus. WISD offers several CTSO's to its students including FFA, Skills USA and TSA.
In 2012-13 and 2013–14, the school district and all campuses received the highest Texas Education Agency accountability rating of "Met Standard."  In 2014, the NAMM Foundation awarded the district a Best Communities for Music Education designation, one of only 376 districts to receive the prestigious award.
Schools & Facilities
- Main High Schools
- Alternative High School
- Waxahachie High School of Choice (Grades: 9-12)
Junior high schools
- Grades 6-8
- Coleman Junior High
- Finley Junior High
- Howard Junior High
- Grades K-5
- Clift Elementary
- Dunaway Elementary
- Felty Elementary
- Marvin Elementary
- North Grove Elementary (Scheduled to open in 2020)
- Northside Elementary
- Shackelford Elementary
- Wedgeworth Elementary
- Wilemon Elementary
- Turner Pre-Kindergarten Academy]]
|Subject||Waxahachie ISD||Region 10||State of Texas|
Students in Waxahachie typically outperform local region and statewide averages on standardized tests. In 2015-2016 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results, 80% of students in Waxahachie ISD met Level II Satisfactory standards, compared with 76% in Region 10 and 75% in the state of Texas. The average SAT score of the class of 2015 was 1476, and the average ACT score was 22.6.
In the 2015-2016 school year, the school district had a total of 8,107 students, ranging from early childhood education and pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The class of 2015 included 545 graduates; the annual drop-out rate across grades 9-12 was 2.2%.
As of the 2015-2016 school year, the ethnic distribution of the school district was 49.7% White, 34.8% Hispanic, 11.8% African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 2.7% from two or more races. Economically disadvantaged students made up 47.1% of the student body.
- "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Waxahachie Isd". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
- "2015-16 Texas Academic Performance Report, WAXAHACHIE ISD". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved January 17, 2017.